My dad passed away from a Butterfly Glioma tumor in 2011. He was a very energetic, happy, artistic man who I miss dearly. I am happy to have the good memories of him and some of his beautiful paintings that he painted over the years. Every year since my dad died I have tried to do something in his memory. I discovered the Celebrate Life Half Marathon and it has been a perfect way for me to remember him and others close to us who have passed away. My dad's anniversary is March 6 and the marathon is usually around this date. The money raised from the marathon goes to those in need of help during their illness. It gives me a good feeling to raise money to help those who may be struggling to pay their medical bills or struggling with money to simply pay for a cab to get to the doctors office. I feel that my dad would be proud of the fundraising that I have done over the years and it would make him smile. I always buy a sign at the Motivational Mile that reads .."in memory of my dad Lewis Watson" and unfortunately I have added my father-in-law Martin Quinn and my good friend Mike Garay. Although I am sad to add their names I am proud that I can honor all three of these great men and remember them in a way that can help others. Please help me reach my goal of $1000 to help those struggling and make their lives a little easier and happier. Thank you for your support.